Visiting Singapore – Things To See And Do
Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia, located at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula. Consisting of 63 smaller islands like Sentosa and Jurong, it is one of the world’s major transport hubs, with 80 airlines connecting Singapore Changi airport to 200 cities around the world. When visiting Singapore, one has a wide range of options in terms of accommodation, dining, shopping and entertainment.
The Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel, 30 meters higher than the London Eye. With a height of 165 meters and 150 in diameter, the wheel has 28 capsules about the size of buses, air-conditioned and can fit up to 28 passengers in each capsule. Whether day or night, a complete rotation on the Singapore Flyer takes about 30 minutes and provides a stunning panoramic view of the city’s sights.
Discover Singapore’s cultural and historical heritage with a tour of China Town, Kampong Glam and Little India.
Singapore’s China Town is littered with Perakanan shop-houses that have been beautifully restored, selling everything from textiles to herbs and jade ornaments. Some of the most popular attractions in China Town include the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the Sri Mariamman Temple. A walk around Little India will take you through an experience for all your senses, with places like Tekka Center’s wet market and food court, Serangoon Road’s tea houses, tailors and restaurants as well as the massive department store at Mustafa Center.
For families traveling with children, visiting Singapore has to include an experience at the Singapore Zoo Night Safari. Ride in an open tram through the 40 hectares of jungle and spot the animals in their natural habitat. For those wanting a closer look at the animals, the zoo offers a guided walking trail for a close-up experience. Another one for the kids is Universal Studios at Sentosa Island. The first movie theme park in Southeast Asia, it has 24 movie-themed attractions and zones such as Hollywood, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt, New York, Sci-Fi City and Lost World.